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Using Rubrics in Canvas

Tools: Rubrics, Assignments, and Discussions Have you been putting off creating rubrics for your assignments, either because you don’t like them or don’t know how to create them? Would you be surprised to learn that rubrics not only help your students succeed, but they can also make your own grading process easier? Rubrics provide a […]

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FAQ

How do I find SpeedGrader?

Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are all graded from within SpeedGrader. To access Speedgrader, click on Assignments in the left-hand navigation menu, click on the name of the Assignment that you would like to grade, then click on SpeedGrader to the right-hand side. You can also access Speedgrader from within the Gradebook. Hover over the Assignment’s […]

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Using SpeedGrader Comment Library

Tools: SpeedGrader Library Occasionally, you might find yourself repeating the same feedback again and again when reviewing multiple students’ submissions for an assignment. Canvas has recently launched a Comment Library in SpeedGrader to help with this problem. You can now add frequently used comments into the SpeedGrader Library and then insert them into the grading […]

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Grading

Use SpeedGrader Comment Library

If you have comments that you find yourself using repeatedly while grading, you can save those comments in SpeedGrader’s Comment Library instead of retyping the same comment over and over. The SpeedGrader Comment Library enables you to add frequently used comments to an assignment easily. The comment library does have some limitations. When you add […]

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Grading Quizzes/Tests

Grade by Question in Speedgrader

When grading quizzes and exams, you may prefer to grade all responses to a single question rather than grade student submissions individually. Grading this way can help you focus on the context of the question rather than constantly switching your focus to different questions. Changing to a grade-by-question setting in Canvas Speedgrader is easy to […]

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Canvas Spotlight

Use SpeedGrader in Canvas

Tools: SpeedGrader and the Gradebook SpeedGrader is a built-in Canvas tool that makes grading more efficient and organized. Instructors can use SpeedGrader to view student work, assign grades with or without a rubric, provide feedback, and quickly progress to the next student in the course. SpeedGrader can be used to grade all types of assignments, […]

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Grading

Grade with a Rubric

Rubrics produce a set of criteria to evaluate student performance. When they are used in Canvas, they provide students with direction and clarity. When integrated with SpeedGrader, rubrics enable you to provide quick and easy feedback and assessments to your students. Note: These instructions assume that a rubric has already been created and assigned to the […]

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Grading Quizzes/Tests

Use SpeedGrader to Grade Quizzes

SpeedGrader can be used for any graded item in your course, including quizzes! You can use the SpeedGrader to easily see each student’s submission and adjust points or add feedback. It is especially useful in grading essay questions and adding extra credit points. The tutorial below provides a walkthrough of using this feature to grade […]

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Grading Ready Set Go

Use SpeedGrader in Canvas

SpeedGrader is a built-in Canvas tool that allows you to easily view and grade individual and group work. This feature can help you save time, stay organized, and quickly provide feedback to your students. Although you can access SpeedGrader by clicking on individual quizzes, assignments, and graded discussions, this tutorial describes how to use SpeedGrader […]

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Discussions Grading

Attach a Rubric to a Discussion

You can use the SpeedGrader feature with an attached rubric to easily grade individual discussion submissions within Canvas. These grades automatically populate the Gradebook. Using a rubric for discussion posts can save you time, keep you consistent, and help you provide useful feedback to your students. Note: This tutorial assumes that you have an existing rubric […]